2015-2021 GEAR UP College Readiness and Collaborative Communities (CRCC) Grant

The GEAR UP CRCC project serves 54 middle/high schools in the School District of Philadelphia and works to build the capacity of schools to address the needs of students for college and career readiness preparation. A key component of the project is partnerships with local colleges and universities. PHENND is leading a team of six university partners who will leverage university resources (particularly college student volunteers) in support of the GEAR UP CRCC project.

PHENND manages a cohort of campus partners who in turn, recruit, train, place and manage college student volunteers using a “College Positive Volunteerism” framework. Primary activities include tutoring in math and English, college visits, career day speakers, and integration of service-learning courses.

PHENND has a long track record of accomplishment with campus-school partnerships generally, as well as with GEAR UP and the School District of Philadelphia specifically. PHENND partnered on the GEAR UP Partnership grant for seven years, helping to support the AVID Tutoring program.

Check out our new gear_up_infographic that visualizes the relationship between our campuses and partner schools.

Partner Institutions and Contact Information:

Are you a college student interested in becoming a GEAR UP Coach? Join our Give Pulse group,  or fill out our interest form:  http://tinyurl.com/gearupvolunteer 

For more information email gearup@phennd.org.

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Map of GEAR UP partner schools:

The School District of Philadelphia GEAR UP program partners with several organizations and universities to provide college awareness and readiness support to students and families. PHENND is one of those partner organizations.